Want to help keep it open? Here's how to get there:
The trail starts in Kahana Valley. Walk on the paved road. You'll see a hunter check in box. Keep to the road on the right and go around a gate. Walk until you reach a watertank. A trail will veer off to the right and uphill. Follow the ribbons. The trail will immediately start climbing to reach the crest of Pauao. Once at the ridge crest, turn left and follow the ridge all the way to the Ko'olau summit.
Read the past report of my 2008 outing along Pauao Ridge by clicking the following link:
Pauao Ridge - October 18th, 2008
At the back of Punalu'u Valley looking toward the ocean.
On the ridge.
Kahana Valley to the right. Punalu'u Valley to the left. Pu'u Piei in the middle.
Looking into the back of Kahana Valley, with Ohulehule to the left.
Pu'u Pauao in the distance.
A carving of my name back in 2008.